Parson Gray: A New Menswear Fabric Line
Have you ever wanted to sew something for the man in your life but had a hard time finding truly masculine looking fabrics--especially when it comes to cotton prints? Ask for "guy fabric" in the cotton department of many fabric stores and you'll most likely be shown a cartoonish sports-themed print. This isn't to say they aren't cute, or even perfect for certain project, but sometimes you're looking for a fabric that's just a bit more sophisticated.
David Butler, a talented artist and the husband of fabric designer Amy Butler, has recently released his first fabric line named Parson Gray for Westminster Fabrics' Free Spirit. This hand-drawn collection has an earthy, masculine vibe and was inspired by "Japanese indigo and mid-century fine art."
Three fabric types are available. The quilting and fashion weight cotton is the largest group with 12 designs in two colorways called "Ocean" and "Mineral." The home decor weight sateen fabrics follow with 12 designs in a colorway called "Rare Earth." And to finish his collection are 4 laminated cottons.
Check out David Butler's website for more information on Parson Gray fabrics which are currently available in sewing stores around the country.